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5.0 out of 5 stars Forget Generation Debt: Generation Earn is Here with Practical Solutions, January 24, 2011
This review is from: Generation Earn: The Young Professional's Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back (Paperback)
Young people have been dubbed Generation Debt for their proclivities for spending on credit, but that's an unfair label that can turn into a dangerous self-fulfilling prophecy for the future. Twenty-somethings aren't group of slackers who are profligate with their money; rather, this is a generation desperate for some user-friendly information on modern, values-based ideas of spending, saving and giving back.

U.S. News & World Report financial columnist Kimberly Palmer realized this, and in response, she wrote this terrific book, Generation Earn: The Young Professional's Guide to Spending, Investing and Giving Back.

Generation Earn is focused on the life transitions of young-adulthood -- graduating from college with a pile of educational debt, the decision move back in with your parents or struggle through with six roommates and the how to start changing the world before you've earned your first million. It's an upbeat book that offers financial education without a lot of parental finger-wagging. And running throughout the book is the message that thrift is about your core values and choices, not just a string of numbers on a ledger sheet.

That's an important thing to mention: Most financial guidebooks talk about how to create wealth and pay off debt, with little discussion of why--the purpose behind the quest for financial security. Generation Earn does a great job letting these big-picture issues take a front-stage position, framing money issues in terms of real-life issues for a generation is desperate need of some practical advice.
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